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  • John Hughes dies at 59; writer-director of '80s teen films

    John Hughes dies at 59; writer-director of '80s teen films
    John Hughes, the influential writer-director who captured the humor and angst of the teen experience, 1980s style, in hit movies such as "Sixteen Candles," "The Breakfast Club" and "Ferris Bueller's Day Off," died Thursday. He was 59. Hughes, who...
  • Beverly D'Angelo lists Beverly Hills home at $2,185,000

    Beverly D'Angelo lists Beverly Hills home at $2,185,000
    There is much to envy about actress Beverly D'Angelo: ageless beauty, a Hollywood career of lasting duration, the fact that the hunky Al Pacino parked his slippers at her front door for years and that she owns a 1920s Spanish-style gem of a house in...
  • Franchise mania: remakes, redos and sequels

     
    Thirty years ago, coming out of an early screening of National Lampoon's "Animal House," I exclaimed, "Wow, that was great. Too bad it's aimed so totally at people like me that it's doomed to flop." But Hollywood studios are, of course, size queens, and I...
  • 'The Amazing Race 15': 5 reasons you should get on this trip

     
    Entering its 15th season, the Emmy Award-winning 'Amazing Race' has probably already won you over with its combination of global thrills, interpersonal strife and eye-opening experiences. It's proved itself to be both slickly produced and a paragon of...
  • Meat Loaf's rock now all in the family

    Meat Loaf's rock now all in the family
    If one adjective (besides "gigantic") adequately describes Meat Loaf, it's "game." Rock's operatic jester has tried plenty of angles in his surprisingly long-lived career: He's acted in the Broadway production of "Hair," served as John Belushi's...
  • Remember Karen Allen? Steven Spielberg did for 'Indiana Jones'

    Remember Karen Allen? Steven Spielberg did for 'Indiana Jones'
    SHE WAS Boone's girl Katy in "Animal House," and this was enough to cement her in the collective conscience of a certain kind of male. This male was 13 when the National Lampoon comedy was released, in 1978; what he has retained in his mind's eye about...
  • Ensuring a series is combat ready

    Ensuring a series is combat ready
    When David Simon ("The Wire") considered HBO's proposal to script Evan Wright's book "Generation Kill," he knew the journalist should stay in the picture, he told television critics at their annual press tour last week. Simon, who worked on the...
  • 'Awake' may not rouse sleepy week

    'Awake' may not rouse sleepy week
    This is the first of a new weekly feature that will project the weekend box-office performance and analyze marketing campaigns for movies opening and returning in theaters. With the only major release hitting theaters this week, the backers of the...
  • 'Pest Control' can't be exterminated

    You can't throw a skim latte in L.A. without hitting a writer who has a screenplay that's been stuck in the system since grunge was breaking. But there are very few who can say that in the intervening years they've turned the same story into a well-...